Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Oakwood Academy Computing (3CPK)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Manchester Metropolitan University
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.oakwoodacademy.co.uk

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

Throughout your time on a Secondary Computing School Direct PGCE you will have time in University to learn basic teaching skills and subject knowledge. The lead school will host professional sessions to cover areas such as teaching and learning, safeguarding, lesson planning, behaviour management, pupil progress and assessment, dealing with parents, differentiation and well being. These will be delivered by senior staff from Oakwood or Specialist Leaders within our alliance. First placement starts in Sept and last around 12 weeks up until Christmas. 2nd placement begins early January and ends end the beginning of April (10 weeks). 3rd and final placement starts the end of April and ends mid June (6 weeks). You will be assessed continuously via lesson observations on a weekly basis and formal feedback will be given. You will also complete 3 assignments throughout the year. This course is unique and we welcome candidates to apply if you would like experience of both mainstream and special needs. This gives you more skills to be able to teach in either setting.

School placements

Though out your School Direct PGCE you will have 3 main placements (each between 8 - 12 weeks in length) along with 2/3 days school based experience placement. Your school placement would be selected in consultation with the trainee looking at travel distance from home. All our partner Secondary schools are located locally to Oakwood. Ellesmere Park high School, Eccles. St Patrick’s R.C High School, Eccles. Great Sankey High School, Warrington. Green Lane Special School, Warrington. Oakwood Academy Special School, Eccles. You will have the opportunity to teach from Year 7 - Year 11 in both mainstream and special schools. This opportunity is adding more skills for you to take into your first teaching post.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Computing or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Personal qualities

Oakwood Teaching School Alliance are looking for well motivated candidates who have a clear passion to teach young people. We are looking for candidates who can communicate well and show confidence in a classroom environment. We are keen to recruit people who are 100% committed and have high expectations of themselves and others.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

About the training provider

Oakwood Academy is an Outstanding special school for pupils aged 9 - 19 years who have a range of moderate and/or complex learning difficulties. The school has Visual Arts, Technology and Sport Specialist status. Our mission statement is “We are united in the belief that together we can inspire all learners to dream, persevere and achieve so that we can change lives for the better now and for future generations to come.” At Oakwood Academy we encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We became a Teaching School in 2016 and have grown our ITT allocations since this time. The alliance has capacity to provide both primary and subject specific secondary places. Within the primary school alliance, the following schools will have capacity to support trainees in their placements. St Mary’s C.E Primary School St Mary’s R.C Primary School Eccles Kingsway Primary School, Trafford Green Lane Special School Oakwood Academy Special School Within our secondary alliance, the following schools will be able to provide capacity for our secondary placements. Oakwood Academy, The Canterbury Centre, Green Lane Special School, Ellesmere Park High School, St Patricks’s R.C High School and Great Sankey High School. We have a long history of working in partnership with a wide range of schools. We have developed partnerships across authorities. We also work in close collaboration with Universities, especially MMU.

Interview process

If you are successful in being shortlisted for interview you will be contacted via email by the lead school (Oakwood Academy).

The interview consists of the following tasks: Lesson activity 15-20 mins Interview 30 mins written task 25/30 mins

You will be notified on the day if you have been successful or not and feedback will be given.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

At Oakwood Academy we welcome candidates with disabilities and other needs such as dyslexia, physical, hearing and visual impairments and mental health conditions.

Contact this training provider

Email
enquiries@oakwoodacademy.co.uk
Telephone
01619212880
Website
http://www.oakwoodacademy.co.uk
Address
Chatsworth Road
Ellesmere Park
Eccles
Manchester
M30 9DY

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022